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$15 for a 45-Minute Chocolate-Tasting Tour for Two at Alegio Chocolate ($30 Value)

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Guides tell visitors the story of Alegio's history and African cacao plantation while sharing 12 samples of all-natural chocolate

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Expires May 22nd, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Reservation required; subject to availability. 24hr cancellation notice required. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$15 for a Chocolate-Tasting Tour for Two ($30 Value)

During each 45-minute tour, guides describe the chocolate-making process on Claudio Corallo's plantation, which ships all-natural cocoa to Alegio from its small African island of São Tomé and Príncipe. In the manner of a traditional wine tasting, participants carefully savor 12 samples of handmade chocolates as the guide describes how Claudio derives his rich flavors from the botanical descendants of Africa's first cacao plants.

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo

Alegio Chocolaté / Claudio Corallo uses cocoa made on a plantation, eschewing anything but the most basic ingredients, and sends palates halfway around the world—to a small African island, for instance, in order to create some of the best chocolate in the world. The volcanic São Tomé and Príncipe houses the plantation of Italian born agronomist Claudio Corallo. He and his family raise plants that are descended from Africa's first cacao population, which arrived in 1819. Their traditionalist methods eschew using additives such as vanilla or soy lecithin. Claudio, who has been featured on the BBC's Full on Food and in National Geographic, is the subject of Alegio Chocolaté's tours, as he sends his storied creations to accompany his other handmade wares.


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93% of 699 customers recommend

  • “Great experience, fantastic chocolate and friendly staff. I would highly recommend this to any and all chocolate lovers :) ”

  • “This place was amazing. It truly makes you appreciate the way this chocolate is made ;)”

  • “Be prepared for an awesome education in all things chocolate. :) Friendly, knowledgeable and delicious and different chocolate. I felt like I was wine tasting with...”

    “Be prepared for an awesome education in all things chocolate. :) Friendly, knowledgeable and delicious and different chocolate. I felt like I was wine tasting with all the nuances and notes. Loved it!”

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    Alegio Chocolate

    1511 Shattuck Avenue

    Berkeley, CA 94709

    +15105482466

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